A lot of content online is in video format and the recent stats speak for themselves: People across the globe upload 48 hours of video to YouTube every minute, which translates to nearly eight years of content every day. And that’s not taking into account any other video-uploading site. You like it or not, videos are becoming a primary source of information for students :
Beautifully produced videos from NOVA showing the miracles of science; inspirational
TED Talks on topics ranging from sustainability to gender inequality; behind-the-scenes
views of the international space station on Reel NASA; a walk through the world’s most
impressive art collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) -- these are all part of
the rich mix of content that gives students access to a world of subjects.
As teachers and educators we need to learn how to leverage the power of videos in our classroom teaching as well as in our professional development plans. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a detailed guide on how to use videos for learning. Today I am adding another great resource from Mindshift. This guide provides several tips and video websites of interest to teachers and educational workforce at large. Catlin , the author of this work, suggested that teachers categorize videos into two categories : Instructional and supplemental. .
Instructional videos can be used to instruct or explain complex concepts, and are ideal for replacing traditional lectures or providing an alternative explanation. Supplemental videos complement in-class work to pique interest, drive inquiry, motivate exploration and problem solving, expand on concepts or offer an alternative explanation.
Below are some picks from this guide . Click HERE to download the guide
5 AWESOME SITES FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
- Crash Course
- Steve Spangler Science Channel
- The Sick Science videos
- PBS LearningMedia
- HughesDV channel
6 EXCELLENT SITES THAT SUPPLEMENT YOUR LESSONS
6-SITES THAT CURATE EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS